Significant Storm Bringing Widespread Winter Weather and Heavy Rainfall Across the Eastern Half of the Country

A storm system moving into the Eastern parts of the country is bringing heavy snow across the Great Lakes and into the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast today. There is also the potential for significant ice accumulations across the northern Mid-Atlantic. To the south, heavy rainfall is producing flash flooding, and river flooding, from the Ohio and Mississippi Valleys to the Deep South.
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Last Update: 909 AM CST Wed Feb 20 2019

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Marine Zone Forecast

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...
Rest Of Today
East winds to 30 kt becoming southeast 15 to 25 kt early in the afternoon, then becoming south 15 to 20 kt late in the afternoon. Light freezing rain and snow in the morning, then chance of rain and slight chance of light freezing rain in the afternoon. Areas of fog. Waves 4 to 7 ft occasionally to 9 ft.
Tonight
Southwest winds 20 to 25 kt. Mostly cloudy. Waves 2 to 4 ft subsiding to 1 ft or less after midnight.
Thursday
West winds 10 to 20 kt. Mostly sunny. Waves 1 ft or less.
Thursday Night
West winds 5 to 10 kt becoming north after midnight. Mostly clear. Waves 1 ft or less. wave forecast is for ice free areas
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Last Update: 909 AM CST Wed Feb 20 2019
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